Category Archives: AIRCRAFT

‘Keyhole Surgery’ on RR Jet Engines

    MiRoR (Minitarised Robotic System for In-Situ Repair) robotic technology is moving at a pace at Rolls Royce with the introduction of ‘snake’ like robots that can enter inside an in-service jet engine of a commercial or military aircraft … Continue reading

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3D Printed components in Aerospace

   GE Additive Centre in Ohio 3D prints parts for it’s aircraft engines ! Profound as that may seem, where reliability and caution in manufacture is paramount in the aerospace industry, it is today’s reality. In fact 35% of components … Continue reading

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Space tourism – starting to take off !

  Official definition: Space tourism is space travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. A number of startup companies have sprung up in recent years, such as Virgin Galactic and XCOR Aerospace, hoping to create a sub-orbital space tourism industry. … Continue reading

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Solar Aircraft pioneering transatlantic crossing

solar powered aircraft that has a larger wing span than a Boeing 747 yet weighs the same as a car ! Continue reading

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Saab’s new smart aircraft wing saves fuel

  Aerospace engineers at Saab in Sweden have taken a leap forward with plans to produce a highly aerodynamic ‘smart wing’ by creating a single piece carbon fibre, leading edge and upper wing cover section with no joints or rivets, … Continue reading

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New kind of powder kegs for the Royal Navy

The University of Southampton and the Royal Navy are already testing the technology to manufacture UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) at sea from 3D printers supplied with various plastic powders stored in barrels ! In 5 years time, UAVs with wing … Continue reading

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